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Boucardicus ambindaensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Cyclophoridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Cyclophoroidea
Genus  Boucardicus

Boucardicus ambindaensis is a species of land snail with an operculum, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Cyclophoridae. This species is endemic to Madagascar, occurs in Tsingy Beanka reserve, around 50 km east of Maintirano city.

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Etymology

From occurrence near Ambinda village.

Shell description

Shell is pupilloid-like, almost smooth (with weak radial lines), aperture is almost round, with single columellar lamella relatively deep in aperture that goes through almost whole body-whorl inside it and single palatal lamella in the begging of body-whorl (could be visible through wall of shell). Basal peristome is almost complete, slightly reflected. Height of shell 2.4–2.5 mm, diameter 1.2–1.3 mm.

References

Boucardicus ambindaensis Wikipedia


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